Magnolias

Magnolias

Deciduous and evergreen large shrubs or feature size trees, many with nicely scented flowers in spring and summer. We have a great modern selection from around the world, including many new yellows which flower slightly later than the pinks and whites, and can avoid the frosts.

Magnolias prefer full sun, cool roots and shelter from strong winds. Plant in enriched soil, deeply worked, free draining, moisture retentive neutral to slightly acidic. After planting, feed with a good ericaceous fertilizer and mulch well. Apply slow release fertilizer every spring whilst the plant is establishing.

Magnolias were amongst the first plants on Earth to reproduce using flowers pollinated by insects. They are native to America and Asia, but not Europe. The Magnolia was named by Linnaeus in commemoration of Pierre Magnol, who was Louis XIV's doctor and a professor of Botany. Magnolia grandiflora was introduced into Britain from America in 1734. The first Magnolias from China arrived around 1780, and proved much hardier than those from America.

NEW: Just added some cracking new varieties, especially late flowering yellows, from renowned breeders such as August Kehr in Carolina, and Philippe de Spoelberch in Belgium. Being new and grafted, they do cost a bit more, and the 3 litre size are about 60-90cm tall.

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Magnolia Athene  AGM - Large Specimen
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Magnolia Athene AGM - Large Specimen
Huge cup shaped flowers, up to 27cm across, pink at the base and white within, during April. A stunning strong growing small to medium size tree with a spreading habit. Raised by the Jurys in New Zealand. Height 2-4 metres in 10 years. Best in moist acidic soils. Only available for delivery to mainland England and lowland Scotland addresses. Delivery typically within 7 days.
£79.95
Magnolia Banana Split
Magnolia Banana Split
NEW. Green pointed buds open to yellow-cream flowers up to 25cm long, with a purple stained midrib. May flowering. An excellent selection made by Philippe de Spoelberch, from a plant raised by August Kehr. (M. brooklynensis 'Woodsman' x M. 'Lennei') x M. 'Elizabeth'. Vigorous upright habit. Height about 4 metres in 10 years.
£34.95

Magnolia Black Tulip
Magnolia Black Tulip
One of the deepest port wine red coloured flowers available. Goblet shaped flowers during April, on a plant with upright habit. Highly sought after. Raised by Jury in New Zealand. Height 2-4 metres in 10 years. Best in moist acid soils.
£59.95
Magnolia Black Tulip - Large Specimen
Magnolia Black Tulip - Large Specimen
One of the deepest port wine red coloured flowers available. Goblet shaped flowers during April, on a plant with upright habit. Highly sought after. Raised by Jury in New Zealand. Height 2-4 metres in 10 years. Best in moist acid soils. Only available for delivery to mainland England and lowland Scotland addresses. Delivery typically within 7 days.
£79.95

Magnolia Copeland Court - Large Specimen
Magnolia Copeland Court - Large Specimen
Large deep clear pink flowers, shaded crimson on the outside, and paler on the inside, flowering in April. Probably the best deep pink 'Goddess' magnolia, forming a small to medium broad spreading tree. Height 2-4 metres in 10 years. Best on moist acid soils. This seedling was raised by George Johnstone, and given to Bishop Hunkin of Truro. Named after a hall of residence at the Cathedral School. Only...
£79.95
Magnolia Daybreak  AGM
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Magnolia Daybreak AGM
Superb large scented blooms, deep pink on the outside, paler on the inside, flowering profusely in April and May. Strong growing columnar habit. Give shelter from cold winds. Height 2-4metres in 10 years. Best in moist acid soils. Raised by August Kehr at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, and rated as one of his best magnolias. The original plant, registered in 1991, is 12 metres tall and only 2.5 metres...
£59.95

Magnolia Daybreak - Large Specimen
Magnolia Daybreak - Large Specimen
Superb large scented blooms, deep pink on the outside, paler on the inside, flowering profusely in April and May. Strong growing columnar habit. Give shelter from cold winds. Height 2-4 metres in 10 years. Best in moist acid soils. Raised by August Kehr at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, and rated as one of his best magnolias. The original plant, registered in 1991, is 12 metres tall and only 2.5 metres...
£79.95
Magnolia Fairy Blush
Magnolia Fairy Blush
(H4) Raised by the New Zealand breeder Mark Jury (who also brought us Magnolia Black Tulip), this wonderful new magnolia produces an abundance of blush pink flowers along the length of its stems in spring. Unlike many of the other spring-flowering types, the foliage of this magnolia is mainly evergreen, although it may shed its leaves in colder winters. It makes a fine stand-alone specimen, especially...
£65.95

Magnolia Fairy White
Magnolia Fairy White
Raised by the New Zealand breeder Mark Jury (who also brought us Magnolia Black Tulip), this wonderful new magnolia produces an abundance of white flowers along the length of its stems in spring. Unlike many of the other spring-flowering types, the foliage of this magnolia is mainly evergreen, although it may shed its leaves in colder winters. It makes a fine stand-alone specimen, especially in smaller...
£65.95
Magnolia Galaxy  AGM  - Large Specimen
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Magnolia Galaxy AGM - Large Specimen
Striking purple pink to red slightly scented flowers in mid to late spring make a stunning statement in the garden. This plant makes a wonderful small to medium sized deciduous tree, initially upright in habit, but maturing to a pyramidal shape. Magnolia liliiflora has been hybridized with many species and has produced fantastic results. William Kosar of the US National Arboretum raised this Magnolia...
£79.95

Magnolia Genie - Large Specimen
Magnolia Genie - Large Specimen
NEW and thought to be one of the best reds. Stunning dark purple burgundy red flowers at the end of April and sometimes again in late summer. Compact narrow growth on a conical plant. Expected height 3m x 1.5m in 10 years. Mature height 4-5m Recommended for smaller gardens and striking flowers! Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations, with some shelter from cold winds. Habit:...
£79.95
Magnolia Heaven Scent  AGM
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Magnolia Heaven Scent AGM
A magnificent small to medium sized deciduous tree, raised by Dr D Todd Gresham of Santa Cruz, California in 1955. Richly scented and free flowering pale pink tulip shaped flowers, getting darker towards the base, which open with horizontal tepals in April and May. A strong growing variety which prefers moist acid or neutral soils. Gresham started his Magnolia hybridisation programme in the mid 1950's...
£19.95

Magnolia Honey Tulip - Large Specimen
Magnolia Honey Tulip - Large Specimen
Quality honey coloured thick textured goblet shaped flowers with a slightly darker base. A highly rated new variety. Long lasting flowers, April-May. A superb tough new plant from the Jurys in New Zealand. Height 2-4 metres in 10 years. Only available for delivery to mainland England and lowland Scotland addresses. Delivery typically within 7 days
£79.95
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Magnolia Iolanthe - Large Specimen
Large cup shaped flowers, pink on the outside, creamy white on the inside, scented, and flowering in April from a young age. A vigorous small upright tree from Jury, New Zealand. Height 2-4 metres in 10 years. Only available for delivery to mainland England and lowland Scotland addresses. Delivery typically within 7 days.
£79.95

Magnolia Mag's Pirouette  AGM
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Magnolia Mag's Pirouette AGM
NEW. White flowers with the outer tepals shorter than the inner ones, so there's an abundance of small flowers of good substance with a delightful citrus scent, flowering in April. A plant of compact habit, reaching around 3 metres in height. Best in moist acid soils, but will tolerate neutral soils with good organic content. Also known as Magnolia x loebneri Pirouette.
£34.95
Magnolia Mag's Pirouette - Large Specimen
Magnolia Mag's Pirouette - Large Specimen
NEW. White flowers with the outer tepals shorter than the inner ones, so there's an abundance of small flowers of good substance with a delightful citrus scent, flowering in April. A plant of compact habit, reaching around 3 metres in height. Best in moist acid soils, but will tolerate neutral soils with good organic content. Also known as Magnolia x loebneri Pirouette. Only available for delivery...
£79.95

Magnolia Manchu Fan - Large Specimen
Magnolia Manchu Fan - Large Specimen
Tulip shaped creamy white flowers which have a light pink shade at the base. Prolific flowering in April on a dense growing plant with a pyramidal shape. Gresham hybrid. Height 2-4 metres in 10 years. Best on neutral-acid soils. A good Gresham hybrid between M. x soulangeana 'Lennei Alba' x M. x veitchii. Only available for delivery to mainland England and lowland Scotland addresses. Delivery typically...
£79.95
Magnolia March till frost - Large Specimen
Magnolia March till frost - Large Specimen
NEW! Attractive vivid purple buds open to pink flowers from March until September. The flowers are pale pink at first getting darker throughout the season. Nice glossy foliage. Candle-like seed pods held vertically on the plant. Grows into a tall upright branched tree. Height 5m x 5m. A must-have for any garden! Recommended for continuous flowers throughout the season! Easy to grow. Ideal...
£79.95

Magnolia Pegasus AGM
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Magnolia Pegasus AGM
Pure white candle like flowers with delicate rays of pink-purple at the base. Flowering in April with 6 large upright tepals and 3 smaller outer tepals, with good frost tolerance. Cylindrical red fruiting cones in the autumn. A fast growing upright tree, possibly a hybrid between M. cylindrica and M. denudata, growing 2-4 metres high in 10 years, and then 15m at maturity. Please note this variety...
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Magnolia Pegasus AGM - Large Specimen
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Magnolia Pegasus AGM - Large Specimen
Pure white candle like flowers with delicate rays of pink-purple at the base. Flowering in April with 6 large upright tepals and 3 smaller outer tepals, with good frost tolerance. Cylindrical red fruiting cones in the autumn. A fast growing upright tree, possibly a hybrid between M. cylindrica and M. denudata, growing 2-4 metres high in 10 years, and then 15m at maturity. Please note this variety...
£79.95

Magnolia Princess Margaret - Large Specimen
Magnolia Princess Margaret - Large Specimen
A reliable plant with large red pink globe flowers, which open creamy on the inside in lotus shape during March-April. A tall growing upright plant of good habit reaching 6 metres. Good autumn leaf colour adds extra interest. Height 2-4 metres in 10 years. Best on moist acidic soils. Only available for delivery to mainland England and lowland Scotland addresses. Delivery is typically within...
£79.95
Magnolia Shirazz - Large Specimen
Magnolia Shirazz - Large Specimen
Spectacular large rich burgundy red tulip shaped flowers that open out flat revealing a paler centre. April flowering. Bred in New Zealand, and considered one of the best reds. Height 2-4 metres in 10 years. Best in moist acid soils. Only available for delivery to mainland England and lowland Scotland addresses. Delivery is typically within 7 days.
£79.95

Magnolia sieboldii - Large Specimen
Magnolia sieboldii - Large Specimen
(H6) Pure white nodding fragrant flowers are egg shaped in bud, turning outwards as the petals expand. Long lasting from May to August. Spectacular red fruits in autumn. Height 175-200cm in 10 years, turning into a broad spreading tree. Best in moist acid soils, but will tolerate neutral soils with good organic content. Only available for delivery to mainland England and lowland Scotland addresses....
£79.95
Magnolia Spectrum  AGM - Large Specimen
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Magnolia Spectrum AGM - Large Specimen
Gorgeous rich pinkish red flowers which are lighter on the inside on a small to medium size deciduous tree, flowering from mid-April to late May. It has an upright habit when young, but develops into a broad pyramidal shape after 15-20 years. Magnolia liliiflora has been hybridized with many species and has produced fantastic results. William Kosar of the US National Arboretum raised this Magnolia...
£79.95

Magnolia stellata
Magnolia stellata
A lovely plant with pure white, large, star-shaped scented flowers in March and April. A native of Japan where it is found in mountain woodland, it is a slow growing small tree or large shrub which rarely exceeds 3m in height. Best in acid or neutral soil, in sun or part shade. Protect from late spring frosts when young, as these can kill every bud, and hence the plant.
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Magnolia stellata 'King Rose' - Large Specimen
Magnolia stellata 'King Rose' - Large Specimen
Flowers are soft pink as they unfurl before opening to white. Each flower contains 25-30 tepals, forming a mass of colour all over the plant in April. Protect from late spring frosts. A slow growing compact shrub originating from New Zealand. Only available for delivery to mainland England and lowland Scotland addresses. Delivery typically within 7 days.
£79.95

Magnolia stellata 'Waterlily'  AGM
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Magnolia stellata 'Waterlily' AGM
A selected form of Magnolia stellata with large pure white star-shaped scented flowers March and April. A slow growing shrub which rarely exceeds 3m in height. Protect from late spring frosts when young.
£34.95
Magnolia Susan  AGM
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Magnolia Susan AGM
The flowers are deep red-purple in bud, opening purple pink. Sweetly scented, and free flowering in late April. Compact growing, with a height and spread of 3 metres at maturity. Raised by Francis de Vos and William Kosar at the US National Arboretum in Washington in the mid 1960's, this is one of eight hybrids that they raised named after secretaries who worked at the arboretum or after wives and...
£34.95

Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel'  AGM
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Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel' AGM
Lovely lilac buds open to beautiful star-like flowers with a pink flush. This is a very free flowering plant in April that makes a magnificent shrub or small tree. The flowers emerge before the foliage. An extremely popular shrub for the smaller garden that will perform best in full sun, and will tolerate any reasonable soil except waterlogged. Magnolia kobus was hybridised with M.stellata by Max...
£19.95
Magnolia x loebneri 'Merrill'  AGM
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Magnolia x loebneri 'Merrill' AGM
Gorgeous white scented flowers (up to 15cm wide) in late March and early April. This deciduous plant forms a large, spreading shrub or small to medium tree. It will perform best in full sun and in any reasonable soil except waterlogged. Magnolia kobus was hybridised with M.stellata by Max Loebner prior to 1914 to produce the Magnolia x loebneri cultivar. Diverse habits resulted and this is a great...
£19.95

Magnolia x loebneri 'Merrill'  AGM - Large Specimen
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Magnolia x loebneri 'Merrill' AGM - Large Specimen
Gorgeous white scented flowers (up to 15cm wide) in late March and early April. This deciduous plant forms a large, spreading shrub or small to medium tree. It will perform best in full sun and in any reasonable soil except waterlogged. Magnolia kobus was hybridised with M.stellata by Max Loebner prior to 1914 to produce the Magnolia x loebneri cultivar. Diverse habits resulted and this is a great...
£79.95
Magnolia x soulangeana 'San Jose'
Magnolia x soulangeana 'San Jose'
Fragrant rose pink tulip-shaped flowers, with white on the inside. Flowering in late April, it makes a large, broad spreading, multi-stemmed deciduous shrub or small tree. Magnolia x soulangeana is the best known of all the Magnolias with 'cup and saucer' shaped blooms. It was first introduced by Etienne Soulange-Bodin, a cavalry officer in Napoleon's army. In 1820 he crossed Magnolia denudata with...
£34.95

Magnolia Yellow Lantern  AGM
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Magnolia Yellow Lantern AGM
Beautiful tall tulip shaped pale lemon flowers on a fastigiate small tree. Precocious early flowering on young plants during April-May. This deciduous plant flowers before the foliage appears. We have this plant at the entrance to our garden and it always looks fantastic, and creates lots of interest. This hybrid was raised in 1985 by the renowned Phil Savage of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Savage has...
£34.95